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Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Japan’s national sport, sumo wrestling is a major part of the country’s culture. The vast majority of Japan’s sumo wrestlers live in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, which has served the sport’s hub ...  Read more

Cherry Blossom Season in Osaka

By Viator, March 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The ephemeral cherry blossom season is fast approaching. The pink petals brighten urban and rural landscapes across Japan for a mere week or two, at most. During the famous “Sakura Matsuri” or ...  Read more

Day Trips to Mt Fuji

By Viator, January 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2184 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The snow-capped peak of cone-shaped Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day. Regardless of the weather, it can be reached by bullet train or coach bus in a matter of hours. Day trips to Mt. ...  Read more

4 Must Visit Neighborhoods in Tokyo

By Viator, July 2011

4.5 star rating: Recommended 886 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Ginza Shopping District  With its neon lights, towering department stores, and nightclubs, the Ginza Shopping District is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a live Kabuki show, check ...  Read more

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 620 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to ...  Read more

Tokyo Culture

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 570 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

West meets East. East meets West. For many of us, the notions we have of the East and the Orient are mere stereotyped snapshots gleaned from childhood history classes, Hollywood movies, and maybe ...  Read more

Bullet Trains

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 417 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with ...  Read more

3 Days in Tokyo: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 404 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Tokyo. You have no idea until you go. This ancient Eastern city throbs with lights, culture, and movement so sure to both invigorate and bedazzle you the moment you step off the plane, that there ...  Read more

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 283 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It can be challenging trying to keep everyone happy and entertained when traveling with children. We’ve put together a few ideas and attractions that will help keep the younger members of the family ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, November 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 214 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, situated 26 miles (42 kilometers) outside of Kyoto in Japan's Kansai region, was the country's first permanent capital city. It's easily accessible from Kyoto by either train or bus (trains ...  Read more

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers, Kyoto represents the highlight of a trip to Japan, thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture. Whether you have one day or one week in Kyoto, don’t miss these city ...  Read more

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

By Viator, December 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

While the vast metropolis of Tokyo dazzles the visitor with modern marvels and only occasionally displays hints of its past, Kyoto – once the imperial capital of Japan – is far more forthcoming with ...  Read more

Exploring Tokyo’s Backstreets

By Viator, December 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In any country, the best place to get away from other tourists and spend time with locals is to explore the backstreets. In Tokyo, in particular, the backstreets teem with family and locally owned ...  Read more

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traditional Kyoto food relies heavily on vegetables, tofu, and rice – a simple but elegant diet that for centuries has catered to monks and other vegetarians. Before modern refrigeration technology, ...  Read more

Japanese Cuisine

By Viator, October 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If the idea of eating sushi turns your head, or if you’re the guy who's hunting down the McDonalds in Tuscany, then perhaps you're also the guy not too keen on the idea of Japanese cuisine. If so ...  Read more

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